Design and Function of Brakes
No Drives without Disc Brakes
For a long time now Disc Brakes have been tried and tested in the aviation and automotive industry, and increasing awareness of operational safety and ever stricter rules on accident prevention have made them indispensable.
After all, wherever there is acceleration, there must also be braking. A reliable and economic solution to these problems are RINGSPANN Disc Brakes.
Advantages of RINGSPANN Disc Brakes
The following features make the RINGSPANN Disc Brakes unique:
- The well thought-out design of RINGSPANN Disc Brakes permits a simple and space-saving arrangement, even in existing installations.
- The open design of the RINGSPANN Disc Brakes with their excellent ventilation characteristics provides ideal heat dissipation; this is a precondition for high braking power with a compact design.
- Highly wear-resistant friction material and large braking surfaces ensure long intervals between maintenance. The practical and robust design of RINGSPANN Disc Brakes makes that maintenance easy and uncomplicated. The friction pads are easily replaced without the need to remove the brake.
- RINGSPANN Disc Brakes are fitted with swivel mounted friction blocks; this ensures that the friction blocks are always in full face contact with the brake disc. When the brake is released, the friction blocks are lifted safely off the disc by a spring, irrespective of the installation arrangement.
For each Application the right Solution
RINGSPANN Disc Brakes require minimal installation space. Brake Calipers or Brake Saddles may be arranged in any position on brake discs of varying diameters. By using several Brake Calipers on the same disc it is possible to increase the braking torque without the need to enlarge the installation space.
The universal concept of the RINGSPANN Disc Brake fulfills various functions:
- Stopping brake
- Control brake
- Holding brake
As a stopping brake, it brings a rotating shaft to a standstill in a short time, for example during a power failure or an emergency stop.
As a control brake, it effectively maintains material tension.
As a holding brake, it prevents the unintended start of a stationary shaft.
The Product Range
RINGSPANN offers a comprehensive range of Disc Brakes:
- Spring activated Brakes; release is either pneumatic, hydraulic, electromagnetic or manual by means of a pull cable.
- Pneumatically activated Brake Calipers; spring released
- Manually activated Brake Calipers; manually released with a hand wheel or a pull cable
- Hydraulically activated Brake Calipers; spring released
- Spring activated Clamping Unit; hydraulically or pneumatically released
Accessories are available for special applications:
- Two standard types of brake discs are available with diameters ranging from 125 mm up to 1 000 mm
- All brakes can be supplied with an electric indicator for friction block wear
- Inductive proximity switches for monitoring the operating condition “brake released“ are available
- To prolong the operating life, friction blocks with double the friction surface are available for Brake Calipers sizes 12, 15, 20 and 30
- Special friction linings are available for special requirements
Areas of Application for Brakes
Elevators and escalators
Extruder, machines for rubber and plastics
Fans and ventilators
Machines for food industry
Wire and tube machines